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| May 22, 2015

Nikkei continues to rise above 20,200

The Nikkei 225 average overcame early weakness and rewrote the 15-year closing high for the third straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, backed by hopes for further rises in stocks. The Nikkei climbed 61.54 points, or 0.3 percent, to finish at ...

| May 21, 2015

Nikkei rewrites 15-year high

Resisting stepped-up selling to take profits, the benchmark Nikkei index managed to extend its rally and rewrite a 15-year high for the second straight market day on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday. The Nikkei 225 stock average gained 6.31 points, or 0.03 percent, ...

| May 20, 2015

Dollar briefly tops ¥121

The dollar rose briefly above ¥121 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, surpassing the threshold for the first time in two months thanks to the solid performance of the Tokyo stock market. At 5 p.m., the dollar was at ¥120.96-97, up from ¥119.98-98 at the same ...

| May 20, 2015

Nikkei hits new 15-year high

The benchmark Nikkei index hit a fresh 15-year high Wednesday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, backed chiefly by the yen’s drop against the dollar and surges in overseas markets. The Nikkei 225 stock average jumped 170.18 points, or 0.85 percent, to finish at 20,196.56, ...

| May 19, 2015

Nikkei closes above 20,000 mark

Shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose Tuesday following overnight gains in European and U.S. markets, closing above 20,000 for the first time in about three weeks. The Nikkei 225 average rose 136.11 points, or 0.68 percent, to 20,026.38, its first finish above 20,000 ...

| May 18, 2015

Nikkei rises on firmer U.S. equities

Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday after the U.S. market remained solid late last week. The Nikkei 225 average advanced 157.35 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at the day’s high of 19,890.27. On Friday, the key market gauge ...